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Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:30 AM

Willie Brown: Free Speech Is Being Buried in Berkeley

Willie Brown, the first African-American mayor of San Francisco, has used his latest San Francisco Chronicle column to condemn liberal intolerance at the University of California, Berkeley towards conservative speakers as the reversal of that campus’s free speech legacy.

The context for Brown’s criticism is the decision by UC Berkeley not to allow conservative author Ann Coulter to speak on campus. That decision was reversed, but the university insisted that Coulter speak at a designated date and time, when classes were not in session or when few students were likely to attend, in order to minimize the risk of violent protests.

In 1964, Berkeley was the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, which demanded the right to advocate for any political cause on campus, with or without the approval of the administration. The movement broke open dialogue on campuses nationwide, and inspired a generation of activists to join protests against the Vietnam War and other causes.

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He writes:

When the Free Speech Movement got rolling at UC Berkeley in the 1960s, the whole point was winning the right to speak out about civil rights, sex, the Vietnam War or anything else on your mind.

It was youth versus “the man.”

Now it’s youth demanding the shutdown, and the man expressing outrage at the death of free speech.

And the cops being sent in to protect it.

How’s that for a reversal?

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/04/23/berkeley-willie-brown-free-speech/

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Reply Willie Brown: Free Speech Is Being Buried in Berkeley (Original post)
Dexter Morgan Apr 2017 OP
Tex Apr 2017 #1
Konservative Apr 2017 #2
Dexter Morgan Apr 2017 #3
Da Mannn Apr 2017 #4
Dexter Morgan Apr 2017 #5
Grumpy Pickle Apr 2017 #8
Jardinier Apr 2017 #16
Arne Oker Apr 2017 #11
His Daughter Apr 2017 #6
Gunslinger201 Apr 2017 #9
Gunslinger201 Apr 2017 #7
Mr.Solis Apr 2017 #10
Dexter Morgan Apr 2017 #12
Mr.Solis Apr 2017 #13
Nostrings Apr 2017 #18
Aldar Apr 2017 #14
D26-15 Apr 2017 #15
Dexter Morgan Apr 2017 #17
D26-15 Apr 2017 #19

Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:31 AM

1. Fake news. Pass.

 

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Response to Tex (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:35 AM

2. In other words, news you disagree with.

 

Breitbart didn't create the quotes, they just passed them along.

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Response to Tex (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:40 AM

3. The facts speak for themselves the snowflakes don't want anyone speaking who disagrees with them.

He writes:

When the Free Speech Movement got rolling at UC Berkeley in the 1960s, the whole point was winning the right to speak out about civil rights, sex, the Vietnam War or anything else on your mind.

It was youth versus “the man.”

Now it’s youth demanding the shutdown, and the man expressing outrage at the death of free speech.

And the cops being sent in to protect it.

How’s that for a reversal?

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:42 AM

4. Berkley is Liberalism. Liberals have a problem with free speech.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:44 AM

5. Liberals only have a problem with free speech if you disagree with them....

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:57 AM

8. Can you imagine what that rat's nest of dreads smells like ?

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 04:44 PM

16. We were at a meeting some years ago and there was this young man in front of us with dread locks

and, I kid you not, he had a big wad of chewing gum buried in it. The men behind us noticed and were all snickering. I wanted to get some scissors and cut it out, like you do when your dog has dried poop on her bum.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 11:40 AM

11. I'm a liberal who believes in free speech

I think that a lot of university administrators (and students and faculty as well), not just those at Berkley, are all wet on this issue.

Assuming that the Willie Brown quote is genuine, he's right.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:51 AM

6. When the SJWs lose Willie Brown, they have lost

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:58 AM

9. They lost when they starting pushing limits on free speech



I see/hear much that offends me but I know its the price of a free society.

I believe the more their silly ideas are discussed the less credible they become

"Freedom of Speech doesn't protect the speech you love, it protects the speech you hate

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:51 AM

7. Hey Look, its the Antifa

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 11:06 AM

10. The left/progressive ideas are so terrible they can't stand up to scrutiny or debate.

Because of this, They have to rely on silencing descent.

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Response to Mr.Solis (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 12:32 PM

12. The left has no ideas other than you are victim vote for us cause the white republicans hate you...

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 12:33 PM

13. Exactly.

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Response to Mr.Solis (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:22 AM

18. And dishonesty.

Did you see the ads for ossoff attempting to portray him as conservative?

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 12:42 PM

14. Willie Brown

 

more looney left

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 02:57 PM

15. A liberal college brainwashing youth.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 10:51 PM

17. I remember reading i think a Thomas Sowell book that the professors at Berkeley in the 70's were

shocked when the students took over the university to paraphrase we thought them to fight the system but we did not think they would take it out on us....

Same again Berkeley university has created these monsters and once again it comes back to bite them in the ass....

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 10:07 AM

19. History repeating itself...

and liberal professors are blind to it.

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